David Grisman Quintet Announces Addition of Premier Acoustic Jazz Guitarist Frank Vignola
By Mandolin Cafe
March 29, 2007 - 5:00 am
San Rafael, Calif. — The David Grisman Quintet, America's most celebrated acoustic ensemble has a new guitar player—Frank Vignola.
Frank Vignola is considered by many to be among the top ranked guitarists on the music scene today, having recorded and or performed with an amazing variety of notables from Chet Atkins, to Madonna, Woody Allen, Ringo Starr, Manhattan Transfer and Mark O'Connor to name a few.
Throughout its illustrious 30 year career, The David Grisman Quintet has had quite the roster of stellar guitar personnel including Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, Mike Marshall, John Carlini and most recently, Enrique Coria. Frank Vignola will have no problem filling the shoes of any of his predecessors and we can all look forward to the next chapter in the enduring legacy of the David Grisman Quintet.
To quote the "Dawg" himself:
"I've been happy to call Frank Vignola my friend for some time now and even happier now to announce his membership in the current quintet. Frank is one of the all-time great rhythm men and we all look forward to grooving with him."
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